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The Fountain

by Mary Nichols

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Set in the 1920s, this book is about Barbara, a young girl whose friend's brother is rather keen on her.. until the slightly older George steps into the scene. George is determined to make Barbara his wife, and he always gets what he wants. Unfortunately, some of his method are far from honest.

The story is about Barbara's growing up and discovering who she really is, what she wants of life, and where she can best deploy her talents. Surprises from the past are uncovered, although by the time they were explained I had guessed what was coming. Pleasant light reading. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
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It was Norfolk, 1920. Barbara Bosgrove has lived in the charming market town of Melsham all her life, and is looking forward to the annual Harvest Supper dinner and ball - the first since the dark days of the First World War. Her widowed father will be her escort, but it is not long before George Kennett seeks her out for a dance. He has had his eye on her since spotting her punting on the Cam with her great friend Penny, and Penny's charming brother Simon. George vows to win Barbara's hand in marriage - a woman of her prestige would help raise his prospects considerably, and George is nothing if not a man of ambition - and begins a slow and steady courtship. Little by little, Barbara is won over, and eventually agrees to marry George; although he can be rather serious at times - lacking the fun and spontaneity of Simon - she believes he is a man she can rely on. Little does she realize how wrong she can be. Worn down by several years of marriage, during which George has been continually unfaithful to her and callously ruthless in his business plans to the point of illegality, Barbara feels she has lost all the vitality of her youth. But her old friend Simon is not prepared to let Barbara lose sight of the woman she really is - the woman he has always loved. He reawakens Barbara's passion and fighting spirit, but at what cost?

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Worn down by several years of marriage, Barbara feels she has lost all the vitality of her youth. But her old friend Simon is not prepared to let Barbara lose sight of the woman she really is - the woman he has always loved. He reawakens Barbara's passion and fighting spirit - but at what cost?… (more)

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